Diary of John Adams, volume 1
Ten days are now elapsed, since I began Hale the 2d time, and all the Law I have read, for 10 days, is that Book once thro. I read Woods Institute thro the first Time with Mr. Put. in twice that time i.e. in 3 Weeks, and kept a school every day. My present Inattention to Law is intolerable and ruinous.
This entry and those that follow, through 1 Dec. 1760, are again from D/JA/4, JA’s record of studies.